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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/20/2012 3:17:49 AM   
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Sent an AS with an AVD escort to Pago Pago to eventually go to Brisbane or Townville. Not being able to resupply subs in TV is a bugger at the moment.



The 18th Fighter Group at Pearl is probably not needed there and can be sent to Australia/SoPac Mike.



The 161st Inf reg on ships in route to Koumac can probably go to Ndeni/Louganville or Port Moresby instead, unless we would rather secure all of New Caledonia.



Moved York and Lex to meet up 6 hexes SW of Port Moresby, and moved six Wildcats off of her to Port Moresby and grabbed two Dauntless bombers. She is now at 90/88 aircraft. She was in rain again, and well see if it was storms or over capacity. If it was storms, Hartwig and Bill caught a huge break. I still think they lost three CVs from the looks of it though... Primary naval at 6 hexes since they now have fighters at Horn Isl, and set secondary to Port Moresby ground attack. They will attack any naval targets during one phase, and then attack Port Moresby in the following PM phase.



Running the close bombardment force in this turn..refuling the other as it used ops this turn to refuel, so I am refueling it fully this turn placing it 8 hexes for a night run next turn on Port Moresby.



Re routed some subs.



I think that is about it for me.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/20/2012 5:04:32 AM   
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26 FEB 42

*** Note: Starting to use Task List Guru 3 to keep track of things that need to be done supply wise. This should help keeping things moving without forgetting where things are and what they are doing. It will take a bit to set up, but once I discipline myself to using it along with a turn it should be quite easy to use. I can see where it will be really helpful as a JFB in the future!

CONUS:

Convert DD Rathburne to an APD at San Francisco.

CANAL ZONE:

Six xAKs and a DD formed up at Balboa with a destination of LA for convoy duty there. The DD will remain at LA for convoy duty while the APDs at Balboa will shuttle cargo ships to LA.

NOPAC:

The four Clemson DD’s at Dutch are joining a cargo TF returning to Seattle to be converted to APDs there. One, the Crosby, has significant damage, but it won’t get any better at Dutch, needs to be at Seattle.

CENTPAC:

AV Langley made it to Pearl! WHEEEEEEEE! I know, I know, it is just a sea plane tender, but it made it out of a massive strike at Manila almost 3 months ago and made it to a repair facility. Thirty-three days in the dry dock and she will be ready to be put back into service. Need to put CDR C. Lane up for a commendation for keeping her afloat during the long voyage.

Diverting TF 238 to Pearl to pick up the 18th PG for shipment to SOPAC or ANZAC as we deem necessary as the TF gets closer.

Split DD Ward off of TF doing ASW duties at Lihue. She is out of DCs and needs to be converted to an APD at Pearl.

SOPAC

TF 425 removed the AE for duties at Pago Pago. TF 425 also set to just sit there for now. After the cargo ships unload this TF will load up with fuel and move to Noumea for duties in the SOPAC area.

Changed destination of TF 173 with 161st Rgt for Luganville.

ANZAC:

Changing destination of the CD and AA units bound for PM and Suva respectfully that had to unload at Townsville. They are both going to Luganville to join the 161st. Loading this turn without supplies and moving as an Amphib TF to Luganville. This will start on the 27th as the Marine Raider Bn Amphib needs to finish loading and head to PM first.

CHINA:

60% of the units at Ichang retreated last turn. The rest will probably run this turn. Those that leve are moving to blocking positions NE of Changteh. One unit will move to the Hex just west of Ichang. Other units in the area are moving further back into the wooded hills to defend against flanking maneuvers by the Japanese.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.


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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/20/2012 6:53:31 AM   
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Keep in mind that you are limited to five squadrons, or portion thereof, per carrier. If you already have five squadrons, even depleted ones, on board you will not be able to fly on Saras squadrons. I think you would have to fly one or your squadrons to PM and disband Saras same type aircraft into it, or fly Saras aircraft on board and disband it into the remaining squadrons. It would require another turn to get the Sqn(s) flown to PM back.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 2:36:15 AM   
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27 FEB 42

CONUS:

ACM Sumac arrives at Seattle. Need one at Tacoma. Moving it there for now. It is a safe move and until we have enough to cover what we have and what we want to cover in the future it will be a good place to keep her.

12th BG is withdrawn, all four units, on time. Pilots stripped first.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Undocked Tankers at Dutch, Docked troopships for unloading.

CENTPAC:

DD Ward put into shipyard at Pearl Harbor for AAA upgrade.

VMF-212 arrives. We don’t have enough F4F-3A’s for out carriers, let alone a marine unit. Costs 50 pp to move it to Buffalos, so they will just have to do with the 2 Wildcats they have and train with them.

SOPAC

Pago Pago is going to have nearly her capacity in supply shortly. 197k max. Projecting just over 196k once unloaded. It will also have, once the replenishment TF is reloaded, 42k fuel. It can take another 70k in fuel. Need to consider that in the near future. She is also nearly a level 4 port. Increased ships docked, and unload rates will help considerably in developing this FOB. We also need to think about, with recent Japanese setbacks, developing another FOB closer to the action. Pago Pago can only grow one more level of port to Level 5. Luganville and Tulagi are 6 max ports, which, with AEs can resupply most non BB ships. Need more Engineers! Where are the damn CBs?

TF 303 is done unloading at Suva. Sending it to Pago Pago for the lone range ships to join up with one of the TFs heading back to LA and keeping the short range ships for local duties out of Pago Pago.

Rotated docked ships at Noumea as the ones docked are now empty.

ANZAC:

Cancelled loading more supplies into TF with 1st Marine Raider and sent it on its way to PM. Won’t need the supplies. Need the boots on the ground more!

TF 99 loading up 57th Cst Art at Townsville for delivery as an Amphib to Luganville. ETA 8 days.

Harvey: 276th Cst Art, 223rd FA, and 754 Tank Bn docked and unloading at Sydney. They are for you, Sir! Please send TF 72 back to Pago Pago when unloaded.
DD Kane converted to APD at Sydney.

CHINA:

15th Chinese Corps arrives, sending it to Ankang with the rest of the XXth Army

69th Chinese Corps arrives, sending it to Sian with the rest of the Lusu War Area units.

Chungking is now a level 5 air field. Two more levels to go!

RUSSIA:

399th Rife Division arrives in Chita. Put on rest/training as it will withdraw in just over four months and probably not affect anything…

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:37:22 AM   
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Forgot to post this prior to Mikes report for his Feb 27th Orders.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 26, 42

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ASW attack near Tioman Island at 52,84



Japanese Ships

DMS W-1

E Kiku

E Hishu



Allied Ships

SS Searaven, hits 3







SS Searaven launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-1

Searaven bottoming out ....

E Kiku fails to find sub and abandons search

E Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...

E Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...

E Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...

E Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...

E Hishu attacking submerged sub ....

E Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...

Escort abandons search for sub





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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130



Allied Ships

CA Chicago

CL Phoenix

CL Trenton

DD Aylwin

DD Balch

DD Phelps



Japanese ground losses:

6 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled







CA Chicago firing at 38th Division

CL Phoenix firing at 38th Division

CL Trenton firing at 38th Division

DD Aylwin firing at 17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

DD Balch firing at 38th Division

DD Phelps firing at 38th Division





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Pre-Invasion action off Zamboanga (75,89)



6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.



Japanese Ships

PB Genmei Maru

PB Hitora Maru

SC Ch 16

SC Ch 13

xAP Huzi Maru







PB Genmei Maru fired at enemy troops

PB Hitora Maru fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 16 fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 13 fired at enemy troops

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards





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Amphibious Assault at Zamboanga (75,89)



TF 77 troops unloading over beach at Zamboanga, 75,89



Japanese ground losses:

22 casualties reported

Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled







19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of Miura Det





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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga (75,89)

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force



6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.



Japanese Ships

PB Genmei Maru

PB Hitora Maru

SC Ch 16

SC Ch 13

xAP Huzi Maru







PB Genmei Maru fired at enemy troops

PB Hitora Maru fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 16 fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 13 fired at enemy troops





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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 50,85



Japanese Ships

PB Shinko Maru #2



Allied Ships

SS KXVIII







SS KXVIII is sighted by escort

PB Shinko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Shinko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Shinko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Shinko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Shinko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

Escort abandons search for sub





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ASW attack near Malacca at 49,82



Japanese Ships

DMS W-11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

DMS W-20

xAK Fukko Maru

xAK Genzan Maru

PB Kaisho Maru

PB Heiyo Maru



Allied Ships

SS KXVIII







SS KXVIII launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-11

KXVIII diving deep ....

PB Kaisho Maru attacking submerged sub ....

PB Kaisho Maru cannot reach attack position over SS KXVIII

PB Kaisho Maru loses contact with SS KXVIII

SS KXVIII eludes PB Kaisho Maru by diving deep

PB Heiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Kaisho Maru fails to find sub and abandons search

PB Heiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Heiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Heiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

PB Heiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

Escort abandons search for sub





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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)



Weather in hex: Heavy cloud



Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 6 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 7







Allied aircraft

P-39D Airacobra x 9

F4F-3 Wildcat x 18

SBD-3 Dauntless x 18





No Japanese losses



Allied aircraft losses

SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged



Japanese ground losses:

24 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled







Aircraft Attacking:

12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



CAP engaged:

Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)

2 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 19000

Raid is overhead

Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 14000

Raid is overhead

Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

3 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 14000

Raid is overhead

13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 19000

Raid is overhead







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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130



Weather in hex: Heavy cloud



Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 24 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 13







Allied aircraft

P-39D Airacobra x 14

F4F-3 Wildcat x 6





Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed



Allied aircraft losses

P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed

F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed







Aircraft Attacking:

2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 19000 feet



CAP engaged:

VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 14000

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 12000

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

35th PG/41st PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)

2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 22000.

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes







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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77



Weather in hex: Severe storms



Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 30 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 18

Ki-21-IIa Sally x 55







Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged





Allied ground losses:

9 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





Airbase hits 4

Airbase supply hits 4

Runway hits 11



Aircraft Attacking:

27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet

Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet

Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet

Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb







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Morning Air attack on Port Hedland RAN Base Force, at 57,131 (Corunna Downs)



Weather in hex: Overcast



Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 7 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 8

G4M1 Betty x 9







No Japanese losses





Allied ground losses:

39 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





Aircraft Attacking:

9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet

Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb







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Afternoon Air attack on 106th RAF Base Force, at 57,50 (Toungoo)



Weather in hex: Overcast



Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 15 minutes



Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 33







Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 2

P-40E Warhawk x 5





Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed



Allied aircraft losses

P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed







Aircraft Attacking:

31 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



CAP engaged:

AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 15000

Raid is overhead

No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 17000

Raid is overhead







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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd PA Constabulary Regiment, at 79,90 , near Cagayan



Weather in hex: Moderate rain



Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 7 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 6

G4M1 Betty x 11







No Japanese losses





Allied ground losses:

6 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





Aircraft Attacking:

11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet

Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb







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Afternoon Air attack on 38th Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)



Weather in hex: Clear sky



Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 8 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 6







Allied aircraft

P-39D Airacobra x 2

F4F-3 Wildcat x 1

TBD-1 Devastator x 8





No Japanese losses



Allied aircraft losses

P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

TBD-1 Devastator: 3 destroyed







Aircraft Attacking:

3 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 12000 feet

Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



CAP engaged:

Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 14000

Raid is overhead

Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)

4 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 14000

Raid is overhead

13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 19000

Raid is overhead







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Afternoon Air attack on 38th Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)



Weather in hex: Clear sky



Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 5 minutes



Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero x 4







Allied aircraft

A-24 Banshee x 8

P-39D Airacobra x 5

P-40E Warhawk x 13

F4F-3 Wildcat x 1





No Japanese losses



Allied aircraft losses

P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Japanese ground losses:

12 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled







Aircraft Attacking:

1 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'

Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



CAP engaged:

Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20360.

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

13th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

1 plane(s) intercepting now.

Group patrol altitude is 19000

Raid is overhead







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Afternoon Air attack on 106th RAF Base Force, at 57,50 (Toungoo)



Weather in hex: Overcast



Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.

Estimated time to target is 10 minutes



Japanese aircraft

Ki-21-IIa Sally x 54

Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 23







Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 2





Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



No Allied losses





Allied ground losses:

24 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled





Aircraft Attacking:

27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet

Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet

Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



CAP engaged:

No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)

2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.

Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.

Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes







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Invasion Support action off Zamboanga (75,89)

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force



5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.



Japanese Ships

PB Genmei Maru

PB Hitora Maru

SC Ch 16

SC Ch 13

xAP Huzi Maru







PB Genmei Maru fired at enemy troops

PB Hitora Maru fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 16 fired at enemy troops

SC Ch 13 fired at enemy troops





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Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)



Japanese Deliberate attack



Attacking force 76503 troops, 766 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 2530



Defending force 22346 troops, 215 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 273



Japanese adjusted assault: 2176



Allied adjusted defense: 137



Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1



Combat modifiers

Defender: fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)

Attacker:



Japanese ground losses:

880 casualties reported

Squads: 4 destroyed, 92 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled





Allied ground losses:

9058 casualties reported

Squads: 327 destroyed, 8 disabled

Non Combat: 446 destroyed, 18 disabled

Engineers: 31 destroyed, 37 disabled

Guns lost 90 (46 destroyed, 44 disabled)

Units retreated 5





Defeated Allied Units Retreating!



Assaulting units:

13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

13th Division

3rd Division

58th Infantry Regiment

57th Infantry Brigade

13th RGC Temp. Division

11th RGC Temp. Division

34th Division

35th Division

6th Ind.Mixed Brigade

40th/C Division

1st Mortar Battalion

14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

11th Army

8th Ind. Engineer Regiment

15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment

52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion



Defending units:

2nd Chinese Corps

32nd Chinese Corps

67th Chinese Corps

75th Chinese Corps

45th Chinese Corps





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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)



Japanese Bombardment attack



Attacking force 27431 troops, 344 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 1003



Defending force 26785 troops, 497 guns, 569 vehicles, Assault Value = 1174



Japanese ground losses:

12 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled





Allied ground losses:

25 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled





Assaulting units:

4th Tank Regiment

1st Division

21st Ind. Engineer Regiment

48th Division

7th Tank Regiment

15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

47th Field AA Battalion

14th Army

48th Field AA Battalion



Defending units:

14th PS Engineer Regiment

21st PA Infantry Division

4th Marine Regiment

51st PA Infantry Division

194th Tank Battalion

192nd Tank Battalion

31st PA Infantry Division

Subic Bay Defenses

45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team

1st PA Constabulary Regiment

26th PS Cavalry Regiment

3rd/101st PA Battalion

301st Construction Battalion

Provisional GMC Gp

I Philippine Corps

200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment

Clark Field USAAF Base Force

301st PA Field Artillery Regiment





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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)



Japanese Deliberate attack



Attacking force 23064 troops, 233 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 734



Defending force 9325 troops, 80 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 234



Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1



Japanese adjusted assault: 688



Allied adjusted defense: 239



Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)



Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1



Combat modifiers

Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)

Attacker:



Japanese ground losses:

1780 casualties reported

Squads: 4 destroyed, 84 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 58 disabled





Allied ground losses:

784 casualties reported

Squads: 37 destroyed, 19 disabled

Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 5 disabled

Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled

Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Units destroyed 2





Assaulting units:

38th Division

4th/A Division

1st Ind. Engineer Regiment

4th/C Division

16th Army

17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment



Defending units:

D Coy/NG Rifles

B Coy/NG Rifles

7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment

2/1st Ind Coy

30th Australian Brigade

Port Moresby Brigade

Lark Bn /1

15th RAAF Base Force

A Coy/NG Rifles

114th USAAF Base Force

Rabaul Det. Base Force





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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)



Japanese Deliberate attack



Attacking force 16971 troops, 199 guns, 51 vehicles, Assault Value = 623



Defending force 5245 troops, 65 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 165



Japanese adjusted assault: 220



Allied adjusted defense: 269



Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)



Combat modifiers

Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)

Attacker:



Japanese ground losses:

815 casualties reported

Squads: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)





Allied ground losses:

622 casualties reported

Squads: 37 destroyed, 5 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Guns lost 6 (5 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)





Assaulting units:

33rd Division

55th Cavalry Regiment

112th Infantry Regiment

6th Tank Regiment

15th Army

14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

26th Fld AA Gun Co

35th Fld AA Gun Co

55th Mountain Gun Regiment



Defending units:

6th Burma Rifles Battalion

1st Gloucestershire Battalion

3rd Burma Rifles Battalion

16th Indian Brigade

Burma Command

106th RAF Base Force





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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)



Allied Bombardment attack



Attacking force 240 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 688



Defending force 18418 troops, 162 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 609







Assaulting units:

1st PA Infantry Division

41st PA Infantry Division

91st PA Infantry Division

71st PA Infantry Division

2nd PA Constabulary Regiment

Cavite USN Base Force

II Philippine Corps

88th PS Field Artillery Regiment

PAF Aviation

Manila USAAF Base Force

1st USMC AA Battalion

Far East USAAF

USAFFE

803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion



Defending units:

16th Recon Regiment

20th Infantry Regiment

65th Brigade

16th Engineer Regiment

9th Infantry Regiment

3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment

40th Field AA Battalion

2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion





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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)



Allied Bombardment attack



Attacking force 1039 troops, 53 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 1170



Defending force 32968 troops, 395 guns, 433 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002



Japanese ground losses:

48 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)







Assaulting units:

192nd Tank Battalion

51st PA Infantry Division

1st PA Constabulary Regiment

21st PA Infantry Division

14th PS Engineer Regiment

26th PS Cavalry Regiment

31st PA Infantry Division

194th Tank Battalion

45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team

4th Marine Regiment

Subic Bay Defenses

3rd/101st PA Battalion

Provisional GMC Gp

I Philippine Corps

Clark Field USAAF Base Force

301st Construction Battalion

200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment

301st PA Field Artillery Regiment



Defending units:

4th Tank Regiment

48th Division

21st Ind. Engineer Regiment

1st Division

7th Tank Regiment

8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

14th Army

1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment

9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion

15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

47th Field AA Battalion

48th Field AA Battalion





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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)



Allied Bombardment attack



Attacking force 508 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 191



Defending force 24559 troops, 233 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 627







Assaulting units:

30th Australian Brigade

Port Moresby Brigade

Lark Bn /1

114th USAAF Base Force

Rabaul Det. Base Force

15th RAAF Base Force

2/1st Ind Coy

A Coy/NG Rifles

7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment



Defending units:

1st Ind. Engineer Regiment

4th/A Division

38th Division

4th/C Division

16th Army

17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment


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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:39:37 AM   
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Keep in mind that you are limited to five squadrons, or portion thereof, per carrier. If you already have five squadrons, even depleted ones, on board you will not be able to fly on Saras squadrons. I think you would have to fly one or your squadrons to PM and disband Saras same type aircraft into it, or fly Saras aircraft on board and disband it into the remaining squadrons. It would require another turn to get the Sqn(s) flown to PM back.


To be honest, we might have had six on it.. because we flew on the DBs...that would do it. Didn't even catch that...but I was aware of the five squadron limit.

Lucky for them. Dumb on our (my) part.

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Looking back, we did have six.

All of that for six extra Wildcats.. damn.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:43:13 AM   
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Pearl Harbor-

34th Combat Eng can do something other than be at Pearl

97th Coastal AA as well

VII US Fighter/Bomber is the HQ for most of the units there, but the 18th PG can be sent to Auz IMO

Are we training all fighters there for Ground Bombing to have Fighter Bomber pilots later on?

1 support unit for the 161st Inf Reg was left there.

Mike, are we not going to max out Seattle, and run everything through Tacoma? Seattle has a huge repair yard.. or does that matter?

All of the BBs on the West Coast can have a replacement Patrol pilot added to max out their float plane pilots...I didn't do it this turn, Mike can have fun with that next turn. I was too lazy, and that is his area.

We should send the two ASs at Frisco forward to more bases for forward subs. They're pointless in Frisco.. I'm guessing theyre just awaiting escorts. The AVDs there could escort them, and then set up float plane bases after they escort to the front.

We have 5 AGs and 2 AVs at Pago Pago. Any requests for your bases Harvey? That seems like overkill at Pago Pago. It is just a collection strong point.

I would agree about making more FOB bases Mike, closer to the action. I would suggest Noumea, Ndeni, Efate, and or Loganville. Probably Noumea first, as it is becoming a strong base as we speak, and I don't see us losing it now.

Harvey, could you recon Horn Isl if you have the appropriate planes at your disposal? I stood down all of my float planes in my CV groups to help avoid detection, we now have a gap in the Coral Sea between Horn Isl and PM as a result of this.

Put Cumming in shipyard repair at Brisbane, didn't go over shipyard capacity or affect the days to repair on current ships repairing.





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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:47:39 AM   
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We guess that three Jap CVs are actually sunk from the Coral Sea Battle a handful of turns back. We came to this conclusion by airplane losses and reports..

They now must decide which direction to go. India or Auz, but not both.

I am still mad about the York not attacking, which was 100% on me and not the weather. Wondering what else we could have bagged in the Torres Strait.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:51:52 AM   
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Crap, sorry Jeff and Harvey. I should have known better. My fault.

<<Creeps back to his logistics box and swears off doing combat stuff, for at least a couple of days>>

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Looking back, we did have six.

All of that for six extra Wildcats.. damn.


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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 4:56:35 AM   
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Crap, sorry Jeff and Harvey. I should have known better. My fault.

<<Creeps back to his logistics box and swears off doing combat stuff, for at least a couple of days>>

quote:

ORIGINAL: jeffk3510

Looking back, we did have six.

All of that for six extra Wildcats.. damn.




No worries. There are worse things in life. Like being Hartwig and having to explain to Bill that you lost a third of the KB in Feb 42'.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 5:00:50 AM   
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Even though it shows the Kaga sunk, the Soyru's Zeros are providing LRCAP over PM.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/22/2012 5:01:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: nashvillen

Crap, sorry Jeff and Harvey. I should have known better. My fault.

<<Creeps back to his logistics box and swears off doing combat stuff, for at least a couple of days>>

quote:

ORIGINAL: jeffk3510

Looking back, we did have six.

All of that for six extra Wildcats.. damn.




No worries. There are worse things in life. Like being Hartwig and having to explain to Bill that you lost a third of the KB in Feb 42'.


Yeah, I guess that is a harder pill to swallow...

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/27/2012 8:41:41 PM   
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CONUS:

KV Timmons tasked to escort xAK that arrived at Portland to Seattle for use in the NOPAC.

SS’s S-45 and S-47 arrive at San Diego. Put into patrol TFs and sent to Pearl for further distribution from there. Captains are of sufficient Naval and Aggression skills to not replace.

Transport TF formed at San Francisco with some AS and AVD attached for service further west. This TF will go to Pearl to pick up units there for transport further west.

Seven of the Transmarine class xAKs that were due to arrive in LA in two days are broken off to be sent to join the above transport TF for use in moving units off of Pearl.

BB search units at San Francisco maxed out with trainees to facilitate more search training while sitting in port.

3rd ID moves from Tacoma to Seattle. Spread defense around a little. Not that we think the Japs are going to invade anytime soon. Will also help expand Seattle port and air.

Seattle set to expand port and air. Should have done on day one. Must have missed it.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

BB search units at Pearl Harbor maxed out with trainees to facilitate more search training while sitting in port.

Moved search arcs for the Catalina detachment on Wake to look directly west to see where that TF 600 nm west is going. If it is coming towards Wake there isn’t much we can do, but knowing helps, a little… The Cargo TF is just about unloaded and will be leaving directly east tomorrow. Rain over Wake Is has help conceal it’s presence there. If it is headed towards Wake Is. We need to find a new home for the Catalina detachment there. If it isn’t the detachment needs to take on two more aircraft to replace losses.

SOPAC

Amphibious TF to PM set to absolute, as it kept yo-yoing to and from PM. Should be there in a day and a half.

Shifted ships around at Pago Pago to facilitate unloading. Pago Pago will be port 4 next turn (99 percent done now). This will help greatly, with the 48,000 tone docking limit and the 18,750 cargo handling. We need another 14 naval support and it will be able to rearm the main guns on our CA’s without an AE. With the AE Lassen there we should be able to rearm any ship we need.

BB search units at Tahiti maxed out with trainees to facilitate more search training while sitting in port.

TF 264 sent to Auckland to pick up three units there (2xBF, 1xFA) that are available for transport.

ANZAC:

Set Houston to pierside to clear the dry dock for the Big E, which will be there in a day. It will take the Houston one more day to repair due to being set to pierside, but it is all system damage.

CHINA:

Nothing to do here.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/27/2012 8:50:59 PM   
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You sure haven't been too active in Russia...

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/27/2012 8:55:50 PM   
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What else is there to do? Can't do much without being released. Units are training and filled with pilots. Land units are on rest except for some key defensive positions. I have no ships until released. I am pretty sure you are being sarcastic, but want to make sure!

I would love to be released. Would be... interesting...

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/27/2012 11:30:15 PM   
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It will be interesting to see what happens at PM. They knocked down the forts to 1 at 1:2 last turn, so it depends on how much he can recover (if any at all) and if the marine raiders make it into PM (I put the TF at full speed to insure the combat power gets there and unloads).

We will need to backstop PM with a major combat formation (a regt or preferably a divsion). I have an Aussie div ready, but don't want to spend the PPs unless you all think it the best choice (1st Aussie at Sydney)

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/28/2012 1:21:21 AM   
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Seems you should strat move that Division to Townsville now and send the amphib ships needed to pick it up, just in case you do decide to use it. The loaded ships are less exposed to enroute loss to subs or raiders on the shorter hop.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/28/2012 1:26:01 AM   
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Good thought BBfanboy, although loading them at Sydney is technically easier gven the traffic around Towsnville and Brisbane right now.. It is just that the PP cost to convert them to SWPAC will be substantial which is the real issue.
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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 12/30/2012 8:33:32 PM   
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CONUS:

xAP ThomasBarry arrives at LA, escorted to San Francisco for use there. DM at San Francisco sent to LA. This leaves a DM at each location for transferring ships as needed.

Cargo TF with 78k supplies formed up at LA for Sydney, ETA 90 days.

Replenishment TF with 44850 fuel loaded up at LA bound for Pago Pago to loiter there ready for use as needed. ETA 24 days.

VMF-112 and VMF-122 set to usual training at San Diego.

CANAL ZONE:

DD Meredith (Livermore) arrives at Balboa, she will wait on DD Grayson (due in on 2 MAR 42) and CA Vincennes (due in on 3 MAR 42).

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

Looks like Wake Is. is next on the target list. Invasion force two days out. xAKL will stay one more day to unload as many supplies as possible before leaving tomorrow.

SOPAC

Moved ships around at Pago Pago to take advantage of the now larger port size and consolidated MTs into one TF and sent it back to LA. The rest will continue to unload at the much higher rate! Also, turn off the building of fortifications at Pago Pago, 3 should be high enough.

ANZAC:

Nothing to do here.

CHINA:

Some minor adjustments here. Most of the units getting slaughtered SW of Ichang will be out of the this area next turn. Some need to stay as speed bumps. Such is life as a infantryman in the Chinese Army.

Units that killed over a tenth of the vehicles in the hex west of Loyang will banzai again against the tanks there to kill more before they die. I want them to die to get them back at stronger strength and in a better location.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.


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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/3/2013 4:35:08 PM   
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CONUS:

AS Griffin arrives at Eastern USA. Loading with supplies and sent to Cristobal. Arrives in 9 days.

641st Towed TD Bn sent to San Francisico. Arrives in 12 days.

KV Timmons escorting xAK John C. Fremont to Seattle. Arrives in 4 days.

CANAL ZONE:

DD Grayson arrives at Balboa. Waiting on CA Vincennes.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here. Dutch Harbor up to 9% on airfield expansion.

CENTPAC:

xAKL at Wake dies. The cruisers ran ahead of the invasion force to kill it. VP-23/C flies off to Luganville. Draws a replacement pilot and two new aircraft to replace losses. We need to look at getting our squadrons up to size as we can. There is a understrength one at Luganville. Need more airframes first, I guess. We only have four PBY-5s in the pool. I guess this is normal for the allies in 1942. So used to Japan and having plenty in my pools of the aircraft I want because that is what I set to produce. :D

Doing the TF shuffle at Midway to unload the EAB quicker by docking parts of the Amphib TF.

SOPAC:

Amphib TF at PM unloads Marine Raider BN in time to defend against another Japanese attack. Keeping it docked to unload its supplies then back to Townsville.

ANZAC:

Enterprise TF was not set to have Sydney as home port, so it got to Sydney and turned around and started back to Brisbane. Set it to go to Sydney and set Sydney as its home port.

CHINA:

Moved AVG squadron at Sian to Changsha and set them to ambush the history of unescorted bombers at 82.49.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/8/2013 3:49:28 PM   
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We withdrew CVs to Brisbane to replenish this turn. Horn Isl is now a lvl 3 AF and their detection was at the max...don't want to overstay our welcome.

SAGs will retire to replenish as well now that the aircover will be gone.

PM held this turn and the Japs attacked at 1:2 odds. I would be curious to see how much effect our air raids and night bombardment runs had on the attackers.

Our subs have been having tremendous success over the last few turns. Mainly Harvey's Dutch boats

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/8/2013 4:02:17 PM   
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What else is there to do? Can't do much without being released. Units are training and filled with pilots. Land units are on rest except for some key defensive positions. I have no ships until released. I am pretty sure you are being sarcastic, but want to make sure!

I would love to be released. Would be... interesting...


Very sarcastic.. don't worry :) I haven't ever gotten to use their units in the game.. I would LOVE to though.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/8/2013 4:02:37 PM   
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It will be interesting to see what happens at PM. They knocked down the forts to 1 at 1:2 last turn, so it depends on how much he can recover (if any at all) and if the marine raiders make it into PM (I put the TF at full speed to insure the combat power gets there and unloads).

We will need to backstop PM with a major combat formation (a regt or preferably a divsion). I have an Aussie div ready, but don't want to spend the PPs unless you all think it the best choice (1st Aussie at Sydney)


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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/8/2013 4:03:34 PM   
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Good thought BBfanboy, although loading them at Sydney is technically easier gven the traffic around Towsnville and Brisbane right now.. It is just that the PP cost to convert them to SWPAC will be substantial which is the real issue.
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Seems you should strat move that Division to Townsville now and send the amphib ships needed to pick it up, just in case you do decide to use it. The loaded ships are less exposed to enroute loss to subs or raiders on the shorter hop.




They're milita correct? That is still better than nothing at this point, and it really would beef up the defense there.

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RE: 15 FEB 42 - 1/9/2013 2:55:22 AM   
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Much better. Their engineers are disabled to the point they couldn't knock down the forts this past turn. Once the 1st Austrlian arrives, we will be in decent shape. I will be following on with a corps HQ, suplies and artillery in the following turns. Got to pushstuff into PM while he is regrouping his CV assets.

We just need to get cooking on bases at Cairns and Cooktown to isolate his forces at PM from supply and have a good place to begin bombing Horn Island, Terapo and Madang.

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It will be interesting to see what happens at PM. They knocked down the forts to 1 at 1:2 last turn, so it depends on how much he can recover (if any at all) and if the marine raiders make it into PM (I put the TF at full speed to insure the combat power gets there and unloads).

We will need to backstop PM with a major combat formation (a regt or preferably a divsion). I have an Aussie div ready, but don't want to spend the PPs unless you all think it the best choice (1st Aussie at Sydney)


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CONUS:

94th Field AA arrives in San Francisco from Eastern USA, Set it for Luganville.

CANAL ZONE:


Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

TF238 arrives at Pearl Harbor, loading 18th PG for transport to ANZAC/SOPAC. Will send to Noumea and we can figure out where to send it then. It will take 30 days to get there.

SOPAC

Hornet arrives at Pago Pago, refueled and sent towards Brisbane. Will arrive in 6 days. Will need to upgrade dive bombers to Dauntlesses. We have plenty in stock.

Moving VP-23/A to Wake Is, now that it is safe again, for now. Set VP-23/C to cover the same arc as it was covering at Luganville for the same coverage since 23/C has planes under repair.

ANZAC:

Heads up at Sydney in about a month. There will be several TFs of Supplies and Fuel arriving in a short period of time. We should be prepared to split them up and send smaller parts to Newcastle and Port Kembia.

TF with base unit and some engineers are at Suva. Going to unload there and reload as amphibious for Luganville.

CHINA:

Minor adjustments to troops arriving at Chengteh and Sian.

Set AVG 1st SQN at Changsha to CAP 60 to try to catch some Oscars.

RUSSIA:

Distributed another 34 pilots to training. We have only room for another 20 or so more before we start pooling pilots. I will then start pulling trained pilots out of the squadrons and replacing them with trainees to keep training.

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RE: 4 MAR 42 - 1/9/2013 5:30:57 AM   
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I know replacement of aircraft requires 20K supply or an air HQ, but I am not sure about swapping out one aircraft model for another. Just wondering if Brisbane can do it this early in the war. I always find Oz short on desired supply levels nearly everywhere.

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RE: 4 MAR 42 - 1/9/2013 2:25:49 PM   
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Good point. Will redirect to Sydney. Brisbane is not at level 7 yet. Supply is not an issue, there is plenty and more on the water from both directions. We have over half a million in supplies at Sydney.

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RE: 4 MAR 42 - 1/9/2013 2:33:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: nashvillen

.... We have over half a million in supplies at Sydney.


You won't never be able understand how lucky the allies are untill you play japan... 500,000 supplies my goodness

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